Levi Ski Resort Guide
Who wouldn’t want to travel to the happiest country in the world for a ski holiday?
Levi, Finland, is located in the Finish Lapland in the village of Sirkka. It is only 15 minutes from the Kittilä airport.
With it’s beautiful scenery, unique accommodations and legendary nightlife, a trip to Levi should be at the top of everyone’s bucket list.
Imagine spending a day skiing on Levi’s quiet and spacious runs, revelling in the natural Finnish beauty all around you. Later, enjoy a delicious meal at one of the sixty restaurants on offer, and at the end of your day soak in an outdoor hot tub while the Northern Lights dance above you… What an experience!
Levi is a place where this magical fairy-tale becomes reality.
Deciding on a place to stay in Levi might be difficult, when your choices include an ice-hotel, sky-view cabins and a Game of Thrones themed hotel.
Levi is well-suited to those who want to relax. There are several health spas, numerous outdoor hot tubs, and a whopping 2,053 saunas in Levi!
Restaurant meals and alcoholic beverages can be expensive here and so you may want to consider picking up some food and drink at the local supermarket. There is both a large supermarket and a liquor store located in the middle of Levi.
On the slopes
Levi is the largest ski resort in Finland. It boasts 28 lifts and 45 slopes, 15 of which are floodlit.
Many of the runs are serviced by T-bars, although there a few chairlifts and two gondolas. There are rarely lift lines here and you may feel like you are alone on the slopes at times.
The ski season is fairly long, too, running from October until May. The snow conditions are pretty much guaranteed as the snowfall is regular. The average snow depth is 75cm.
Although the resort is relatively small with the highest vertical drop being 325m there is a variety of terrain here and all levels of skiers will be able to find something to their liking. Snowboarders will enjoy the superpipe and halfpipe and parents will appreciate the ten children’s slopes.
Somewhat surprisingly for a place of its size, Levi Finland has a lively après ski scene. There are several dance bars, karaoke stages and live music bars. For a special night out try Club Deiavu. Here you will find everything from magicians to exotic dancers. For a more relaxing night on the town with friends, head to Cantina, a popular sports bar and restaurant.
When it’s time to eat, Levi does not disappoint. There are 60 restaurants to choose from, seven of them located right on the slopes. In Levi there is something for every budget and every palate. Popular dishes here often include fish or reindeer, but don’t worry if you’re a less adventurous eater, you will also be able to find a good ol’ cheeseburger and chips.
Vinkkari, with its famous burgers and relaxing atmosphere is one of the most popular spots to nourish yourself after a day on the slopes.
Tuikka is a restaurant located on the top of the mountain, as you might expect it is pricey, but with its breath-taking views and excellent food, Tuikku is one place where you might want to splurge.
Other activities include 230 kilometres of cross country ski trails, 886 km of snowmobile tracks, dog sledding, snowshoeing, reindeer safaris, ice karting and ice fishing and whether you are a child or a child at heart no visit to Levi would be complete without a trip to see Santa Clause, his reindeer and his elves.